Best eBook reader?

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  1. lisq199 macrumors newbie

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    I've always been using iBooks. Can someone please recommend a 3rd-party eBook reader?
     
  2. hawon macrumors member

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  3. lisq199 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But it doesn't support epub, does it?
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I'm using Hyphen at the moment. Marvin is also good and version 3 is coming soon.
     
  5. sracer macrumors 603

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    "Best" is relative, but I've been trying to consolidate the number of readers that I have on my iPad. At one time I had 3 or 4 to handle different formats. I've just downloaded iComics and it looks promising. It supports ZIP, CBZ, CBR, EPUB, and PDF. I have a ton of vintage comics, magazines, catalogs, and ebooks in those formats.

    I'll use PDF Expert for PDFs that I need to mark up, but for reading, it looks like this might be a decent all-in-one solution.
     
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  7. NonSoft macrumors member

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    It does not.

    I'm not sure that it's worth the extra step, but you could always convert ePub to MOBI using something like Calibre.

    It is a bit of a pain, but given the lack of quality alternatives, it is something to consider.
     
  8. Reksy macrumors member

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    Marvin, hands down the best. The upcoming Marvin 3 is going to be insane as well with the ability to replace all other ereaders (for comics, PDFs, etc).
     
  9. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    I use the paid version of kybook for reading books in djvu and ePub format, PDF expert for PDFs, and kindle for kindle books.
     
  10. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    Check out NeoSoar - it's a good free epub reader and it has a nice Dropbox synch capability.
     
  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    I have Marvin. It's "ok" for me, but nothing for me to get excited about. If Marvin 3 will indeed support those other formats, then I'll gladly give it another shot.
     
  12. Sajal macrumors regular

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    Use Calibre, convert to mobi and send to your kindle email. One time effort, but it's the best way to keep all devices in Sync. Also Kindle gives a very good reading experience.
     
  13. steven_meritt1, Jun 7, 2016
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    I use both iBooks and Marvin to read eBooks but my vote goes to Marvin.
     
  14. debudebu macrumors regular

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    Marvin 3 isn't supporting PDF import initially, later down the line apparently it will. I've tried so many, Kindle, hyphen, book master, liquid text, gerty, marvin, and margin note pro. I prefer Margin Note pro above the others because now it works with Epub and PDF and has a ton of features. I believe there is a free version to try first, but I use this one https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marginnote-pro-highlight-organize/id723205553?mt=8

    I'm curious to see how well the UI is with the new Marvin, for now the one I linked is best, for me.
     
  15. Perene macrumors 6502

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    For my iPAD 4 I tried FoxIt PDF, which is free, and while it has tons of features that iBooks lacks, I found it to be unreliable since it crashes from time to time (don't know if its due to being used in iPAD 4, but I doubt it).

    I downloaded this Margin Note suggested here and I found it so good that now I decided to be my default app for ebooks.
     
  16. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Marvin 3.0 is now out for anyone who's interested.
     
  17. sracer macrumors 603

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    Just installed Marvin 3.0. I dragged and dropped a few ebooks... epub, PDF, and cbz format but only epub shows up in the "Library".
     
  18. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Hmm, my CBZ comic files show up fine. PDFs aren't supported. You might send an email about that.
     

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